Ann Timson, NBC video stillThe purse-wielding “Super Granny” who bested six young thugs as they smashed in a jewelry store window in England, in broad daylight says she is no hero. She had no idea at first that she was breaking up a robbery. “I’m just a mum that went in thinking a kid was getting hit.”

Despite her tightly bandaged and throbbing arthritic legs, Ann Timson stood eyeball to eyeball with one of the men after he lifted the sledgehammer. He quickly dropped it. (Watch the video shot by a passerby)

“I think they were mesmerized,” she told Today show hosts.

WATCH the interview below, or read the story at MSNBC

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